March is here and with it, the much anticipated end of the cold weather and dark days! As Daylight Savings Time gives us an extra hour of sun starting March 8th and the Spring Equinox falls on March 20th, Ocean City begins to wake up from the sleepy winter.

The month opens with the fourth year of the Ocean City Film Festival on March 5th. As always, there is a wide range of films to enjoy in different locations in Ocean City. Even the Carousel will be hosting! A showing of note on March 6th at 8pm is titled Life in Synchro and follows a synchronized ice skating team out of Baltimore. It’s not just the film showing! After the showing, the skate team will be performing on the Carousel Ice Rink so be sure to attend!

For all information and show times, please visit the Ocean City Film Festival’s website at

St. Patrick’s Day weekend brings so much energy to the town with the ever popular St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 14th! Starting on 60th Street at noon, the parade travels south to 45th Street, where the Judging Stand and Irish Festival are located. Join the party and celebrate the Irish spirit!

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade brings fun but it also brings traffic issues. What is there to do about getting through the vehicle crowd? It just so happens that Atlantic Oceanfront Inn, located on the oceanfront of 45th Street, opens for the weekends starting on March 13th! Book your stay now and be within walking distance of the parade’s headquarters!

Ocean City Recreation and Parks will be hosting the final weekend of the St. Patrick’s Soccer Tournament from March 13th to March 15th. This is for the Adult Men’s and Women’s Divisions.

As always, the Roland E. Powell Convention Center has events every weekend this month!

* Are you in the hospitality sector? On March 8th and 9th is the Ocean City Spring Expo, offering an opportunity to learn new advances for hospitality and to network with others in the field.

* There will be two events for the Reach the Beach Dance Competition. March 13th through March 15th sees the Dance National & Epic Tour; March 27th through 29th, the All-Star & College National.

* The Home, Condo, and Outdoor Show Plus Art and Craft Fair is from March 20th to March 22nd. Looking to do some remodeling? Come speak to professionals who can provide plenty of ideas and suggestions on how to turn your dream into a reality! The Art and Craft Fair offers unique gifts to complement any home!

For details on these events and more, please visit the Roland E. Powell Convention Center website at

With so much going on, how could you not think about an Ocean City vacation? Both Carousel Resort and Fenwick Inn are open full time now and, again, Atlantic Oceanfront Inn opens on weekends starting March 13th!

For more information on all seven properties in the Carousel Group Family, please visit our website at

We hope to see you in March!